Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Healthy Diet

Written By Meghana Gowda KS (Grade 11)

In today’s life, health is so important. To be physically fit, and energetic and reduce the risk of diseases one should keep a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet is essential for good health. A balanced diet will help us to increase our energy level, reduce the risk of obesity, improves muscle strength and even build stronger bones and teeth. It also protects us from many chronic non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease etc.

A healthy diet provides our body with essential nutrition, proteins and vitamins.

In today’s life diabetes has become a major problem. It has become a very common disease in the world. It causes severe health problems and it also affects vital body organs. Excessive glucose in blood damages kidneys, blood vessels, and skin resulting in various cardiovascular and skin diseases. By following a healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, regular checkups and proper medication we can observe a healthy and long life.

Nowadays, a heart attack is a severe problem and the most common reason for death. It occurs usually when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. Without blood, tissue loses oxygen and dies. So don’t smoke. By doing a healthy diet, losing weight, taking proper medication or doing a combination of these things you can get your high BP and high blood cholesterol under control.

The prime cause of all types of infections is decreased immunity of body cells due to their inability to absorb glucose. So, to increase immunity maintain a healthy diet.

What is actually a diet mean?

Usually, people mean a diet to avoid consuming less food. But by doing this they will lose energy and even they will lose nutrients and vitamins as they avoid consuming all types of food including healthy foods. But, the actual meaning of a diet is to eat healthy food. And avoiding unhealthy and junk foods. A healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts.

Even though humans are omnivores, some people are vegetarians and some are non-vegetarians. Every culture and each person holds some food preferences.

Healthy dietary habits play a significant role in a quality and healthy life.

In developed countries, fortune enables uncontrolled caloric intake and possibly inappropriate food choices which is not good for health.

Furthermore, one should always eat fresh vegetables and fruits daily. Fresh fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and fibre so we must add them to our healthy diet and consume them daily for good health. Most importantly, always chew your food patiently. Don’t swallow your food after chewing it 4-5 times. Because your food won’t get digested. So, chew it properly and patiently. Most importantly, drink a good amount of water. Take a water bottle wherever you go. Don’t get dehydrated.

A balanced and healthy diet will improve the quality of our life and keeps us healthy and fit. Be healthy always and take care of your health, because if you are healthy then only you can achieve in your life.

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